Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Conington level crossing
' Conington in 2015 '
Virgin East Coast HST 43306 on the down fast at Conington on the 11th May 2015
This HST power car has just had a red band with Virgin added as a stop gap till it gets the full Virgin East Coast colours.
Virgin East Coast class 91101 on the down fast at Conington on the 11th May 2015
Class 91125 at in 2015 at Conington on the down fast
Virgin East Coast HST 43274 on the up fast at Conington on the 15th May 2015
This HST power car has also just had a red band with Virgin added as a stop gap till it gets the full Virgin East Coast red colours. It will only be another three years in 2018 be for LNER takes over and puts its logo over Virgins. LNER is owned by and by the goverment like East Coast.
Grand Central HST at Conington on the 11th May 2015
Conington is a small village that never had a station in the Huntingdonshire district of Cambridgeshire. The village is a long way from the crossing. This railway crossing is to the south of Holme vilage. Conington Airfield or as it is now called Peterborough Business Airport and is between the crossing and Holme vilage and light aircraft take off and land over the ECML.
Holme village is just to the north of the Conington crossing and Mainline steam trains stop between Conington and Holme on the down slow and going south (up) in the Conington tip loops.
Network Rail Main Line Level Crossing Closures Feasiblity Study Community Consultation booklet (2014) says this crossing is one they would would like to close along with Holme clossing Holme load and Yaxley Load along this part of the East Coast Main line.
For details use the link below to the Network Rail own site if it still being closed.It worth a look.
Conington Level Crossing
Page updated 10/7/2020